Trailer: Netflix to release Pieces of a Woman in December
James R | On 17, Nov 2020
Netflix will release Vanessa Kirby drama Pieces of a Woman across December and January, and a new trailer gives us a first look at the drama.
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó (White God) amd written by Kata Wéber, the film co-stars Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Fails Cast: Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn. It follows Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with Sean and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn), along with the publicly vilified midwife (Molly Parker), whom she must face in court.
A story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss, the film will be released in UK cinemas on 30th December, coronavirus pandemic allowing, and will then hit Netflix worldwide on 7th January 2021. Here’s the trailer:
Pieces of a Woman is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Pieces of a Woman: Netflix nabs Vanessa Kirby Venice winner
13th September 2020
Netflix has nabbed the global rights to Pieces of a Woman, fresh from winning a prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Directed by White Dog helmer Kornél Mundruczó, making his English-language debut, and written by Kata Wéber, the film follows Martha and Sean Carson, a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably during a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife, who faces charges of criminal negligence. Thus begins a year-long odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife whom she must face in court.
“My wife and I wanted to share one of our most personal experiences with audiences through a story of an unborn child; with the faith that art can be the best medicine for pain,” said Mundruczó in a statement. “With Pieces of a Woman, we wanted to form an authentic story about tragedy, and learning to live alongside that grief. Loss steps beyond the boundaries of understanding or control for all of us, but comes with the ability to be reborn.”
The film stars Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf, along with Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger and Benny Safdie. The film, which premiered at Venice, won the Best Actress prize for Kirby’s performance in her first lead role.
Now, Netflix has scooped up the worldwide rights to the drama.
“As a European filmmaker, I couldn’t be more excited and appreciative of finding my home for this film with Netflix,” commented Mundruczó. “Their taste in independent cinema feels like the United Artists of the 1970s. The true champions of filmmakers and original voices for today.”